Category Archives: Hardware

Bridging Change

Each time technology takes a big step forward it presents opportunities for some and hurdles for others.  Creating a bridge from older tools to newer tools really helps smooth the transition. One of the beauties of USB for a long … Continue reading

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Hard Drive Reliability

Backblaze is out with another report on the reliability of hard drive brands used in their datacenter.  Information of this nature should be considered carefully and not overgeneralized.  However, speed is a factor in choosing storage media for critical files, … Continue reading

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Portable Storage

Outdoor photographers create image files that have to be saved somewhere.  Protecting those files—in the field, while being processed, and in archive—is a critical part of the extended management necessary to maximize and make one’s efforts worthwhile.  In some respects … Continue reading

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Camera Bags

“One size does not fit all” applies to a great many things…certainly camera bags.  What you use to temporarily stow your photo gear while moving from one location to another can have a huge impact on your efficiency and effectiveness.  … Continue reading

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Storage Renaissance

Just in case you haven’t been watching the technical details of several recent hardware releases, there’s a revolution underway in storage.  A good example is the just-updated Apple 15” Retina MacBook Pro, in which the PCIe-based SSD is two-and-a-half times … Continue reading

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New Epson Printer

Epson has rolled out their next photography and fine art printer in the SureColor P-Series—the P800.  This is a 17-inch wide model that looks to be the long-awaited Stylus Pro 3880 replacement.  Using the same UltraChrome HD pigment inkset as … Continue reading

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Canon’s New Ultra-Wide Zoom

Over the weekend I had the privilege of using Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens.  As others have noted, it’s both large and heavy, contains very high-quality components, and the 11mm rectilinear experience is startling.  I’ve used Canon’s 15mm … Continue reading

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New Lens Foot

Among the many daily compromises for most photographers is maximizing equipment function and reducing weight.  After all, there’s only so much one can carry, and while it may seem that a few extra ounces wouldn’t make much difference, they do … Continue reading

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New Epson Printer

The new Epson SureColor P600 inkjet printer is now shown on Epson’s website and listed as “coming soon”/available for pre-order at B&H Photo.   In addition, Keith Cooper at Northlight Images has posted an extensive review.  In short, this will be … Continue reading

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CES News

A number of interesting announcements have come from the annual Consumer Electronics Show going on now in Las Vegas.  Among them is a svelte solid state portable drive from Samsung called the T1.  Samsung has become a huge player in … Continue reading

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